Getting In

Competition to get in to a top business school is fierce. The economic downturn, the demographic boom of Gen Y and … dare we whisper it? A handful of top schools are encouraging younger applicants to apply, some even straight out of college.
So what do you need to do to improve your chances of MBA admissions success?

Getting The MBA Admissions Edge

Top B-School MBA Admissions Essays From 1999/2000

The essays required as part of the MBA Admissions process have changed considerably in the last 15 years. There are now fewer essays, shorter essays, often optional essays (read our full article in Forbes) How does that compare to the MBA applications of 1999? Below is an extract from Getting the ...

Wake Forest

Using MBA Admissions Recommendations For Personal Development

In business, you live and die by referrals.  At one business school, that's also the case. Recently, the admissions team at Wake Forest School of Business have changed their admissions policy and are asking applicant recommenders for a bit more information than a standard letter of recommendation.  Not only do MBA and ...

#2 pencil and the GMAT

Should The MBA Admissions Committee Look Beyond Your GMAT Score?

For those of you who thought you were done with standardized tests when you put down the No. 2 pencil you used for your SAT in senior year, the application to business school can reawaken old wounds. You now find yourself battling with the GMAT or the more recently adopted ...

Applying to Harvard Business School Just Got Easier

Here’s Why Applying To Harvard Business School Has Never Been Easier

Applying to the Harvard Business School has never been easier. Rather, it’s never been more straightforward – for you and close to 10,000 other applicants who are likely to apply this year for one of 940 or so places in the Class of 2016. After reducing the essay count to two essays ...

Self-reflection

How to apply to business school – Part 2: Self reflection and how to position your candidacy; GPA and GMAT; the résumé (CV)

In this second of a four-part series, Fortuna Admissions, a team of former directors of MBA admissions at Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago, London Business School, UC Berkeley and IE Business School, explain how to improve your chance of getting into a top business school. The experts will also answer readers questions in ...

Explanations, Not Excuses

MBA Applicants: Offer Explanations, Not Excuses

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing ...

First Steps

How to apply to business school – Part 1: First steps

In this first of a four-part series, Fortuna Admissions, a team of former directors of MBA admissions at Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago, London Business School, UC Berkeley and IE Business School, explain how to improve your chance of getting into a top business school. The experts will also answer readers questions ...

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